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Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

With summer in full swing, finding new recipes is a way to embrace the season. Between eating seasonal produce to grilling main and side dishes, the summer months bring about an opportunity to add new variations to your meals. 

Using seasonal produce is a wonderful way to incorporate value foods with vitamins and minerals into your meals. Apples are common during the middle to end of the summer. According to the USDA and The Spruce Eats, among other fruits, apricots, cantaloupe, lemons, limes, peaches, plums and watermelons are in season. Berries, like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, also grow during summer months. Before baking or cooking with these sweet products, find a local farm near you to pick your own berries! Use PickYourOwn.org in order to find a U-pick farm near you. Bell peppers, carrots, beets, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, summer squash, tomatoes, and zucchini are summer vegetables. Many people grow herbs. With herbs, make sure to look for lively leaves and crisp stems. Basil can become bitter after flowers have grown. Garlic is the sweetest in summer and fall time. With extra fresh produce, check out canning. Here is an article that introduces canning. 

Grilling is a great summer activity. Grilled meats, vegetables, fruits, and sides can be the perfect addition to any meal.  Gas, Charcoal, Kamado, and Pellet grills are just a few of the types available. Each grill has advantages, including taste, cook time, and convenience. If debating which grill to buy, check out this article from Build.com. Once you have a grill, check out these swift grilling recipes from Food & Wine. Along with these previous links, explore other summer recipes from the New York Times and 75 Easy Dinner recipes from Delish

We, at Cold FAid®, hope you and your family enjoy healthy and delicious meals this summer. 


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